Clares All Stars

Pre School After School

Welcome to Clares Little Stars

Established in 2013, Clare’s Little Stars Preschool & Afterschool service offers outstanding quality childcare in a safe and stimulating learning environment. Central to most local primary schools our spacious premises is situated in the town of Ballybofey, less than 500 yards from The Bank of Ireland on the Glenfin Road (F93 TY01). Ideal for families from Ballybofey, Stranorlar and surrounding areas, indeed many families travel to us from from Glenfin, Convoy and Killygordon.

If you have any questions about our services you can send our team a message through our Contact Us page and one of our team will get back to you, or call us on 087 26 49 157. Thank You.

Our Services


Clare’s Little Stars Preschool & All Stars Afterschool Service, a privately owned play-based early years’ service opens from 9am to 6.30pm throughout the school year. Fully insured, our professional service operates within all Irish quality and regulatory frameworks, legal requirements, good practice standards and the importance of Safety and Hygiene is always to the forefront.

Our preschool Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) programme is free of charge to all families (children aged 2.8 – 6 years). Children can avail of morning (9 -12 noon) or afternoon sessions (12.20-3.30pm) and have a choice of large or small groups, with different size “classes” available.

Through using a professional fun based programme, the aim of the ECCE scheme is to support your child’s learning and social development and to prepare them for the challenges of the bigger world and primary school.

Just as in our All Stars Afterschool Service for school going children (aged 4 – 12.5 years) where we also promote an inclusive culture, we provide a broad based, flexible programme of recreational activities in a welcoming, relaxed and trustworthy environment. It is our aim to support the wellbeing of each child in our care, taking their unique interests and needs into consideration. Furthermore The National Childcare Scheme provides subsidies to help parents meet the cost of quality School Age Childcare

Child Care Funding Programmes


Check your child’s free ECCE eligibility on the ECCE calculator by clicking on Find Start Date HERE:


To see how much subsidised afterschool childcare you may be eligible for, use the Subsidy Calculator by clicking – apply in the link HERE:

Our Mission


Our Foundational Beliefs


About Us

A place where we are all stars, children have access to a wonderful range of resources and activities indoors and outdoors giving them every opportunity to achieve their full potential. A rich array of materials is available in all areas that invite children to inquire, explore, discover, and engage with each other about ideas. Varied types of activities are offered throughout the day, supported by routines and careful planning that result in a smooth and well-managed flow to each child’s day.

Another part of our uniqueness is we are a degree led service and the staff’s genuine love, understanding and interest in children, combined with their high standard of qualifications, will very importantly give you the peace of mind that your child is being looked after with kindness and expertise. The entire Little Star’s Team are Garda vetted, have all the required qualifications and we continually invest in training courses to keep our staff up to date on the latest childcare developments, policies, procedures and best practices of childcare for preschool and afterschool environments.

Register your little loved one with us today It’s never too early

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